Pumpkin Carving

For those looking to carve more advanced pumpkins than the traditional jack o'lantern this Halloween, the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit allows fast, easy carving of spectacularly sculpted pumpkins.
 
After downloading a Dremel Pumpkin Carving template, you're ready to begin. Please note The Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit should be used to "carve" layers of skin away from your pumpkin so that light will "glow" through the pumpkin. You do not cut all the way through the pumpkin.

What You'll Need:

Step-By-Step Directions

Step 1

Use a knife to cut a lid for your pumpkin. Angle the knife towards the center of the pumpkin as you cut so that the lid will rest on top of the pumpkin after the cut has been made.
 
Use a large spoon to clean out the entire inside of the pumpkin. It is best if the walls of your pumpkin are approximately 1/4" - 1/2" thick.

Step 2

Based on the size of your pumpkin, you can enlarge or reduce the size of your template using a copy machine if needed.
Using spray-on adhesive, apply your template to the pumpkin.

Step 3

Turn the tool on LOW and begin tracing the areas to be removed.
 
You can use the HIGH setting for large area material removal. The key is to remove approximately the same amount of material on your whole pumpkin to achieve a uniform depth.

Step 4

Once you've finished, remove the paper template, place a light source, such as a candle, in the pumpkin, dim th elights, and see how well the light shines through your carving.
 
If you want more light to shine through, turn the lights back on, remove the candle and remove additional material from your pumpkin.

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